The Orion

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

People congregate together and had a candlelit vigil. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Kimberly Morales

November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the vigil was intended to teach the community about the 1 million estimated youth nationwide during No...

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater, located on campus in between the Bidwell Mansion and the Physical Science Building on Chico State was where the reported robbery took place. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

A robbery at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater has led to a search for the group of suspects reported to have been involved.On Thursday afternoon Student Announcements, a service for the students of Chico State set to deliver timely alerts, released a notice to students via email to report a robbery that occu...

Man pleads not guilty on charges of sexual assault and burglary

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23,  is currently being held in Butte County Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Kimberly Morales

October 4, 2019

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23, of Chico, entered court on Thursday while being held on charges including sexual assault and burglary. The defendant pleaded not guilty to forcible sexual penetration and first-degree burglary.According to a Chico Police Department press release, the Chico resident had been ...

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

A knife found near one of the stabbing locations

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Woman reports assault in her own home

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Tisha Cheney

February 3, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Petty Theft-BikeMonday 7:27 a.m., Konkow HallBike parts were stolen from an unregistered bike.Call Type: RapeMonday 9:10 a.m., address unknownThe victim said the assault occurred on Jan. 26.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 6:01 a.m., Laxson AuditoriumA bearded man holding...

Halloween crime rates lower than last year

One of the 50 actors in the haunted corn maze. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

Amanda Hovik

November 3, 2016

More treats than tricks this Halloween with lower crime rates reported by Chico Police Department. Fifty-three arrest were made this Halloween 2016. In comparison, 58 were made in 2015 and over 41 in 2014, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Most arrests made this year were local...

Machete hijinks, funeral fight and the bookstore bandit

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Lucas Moran

October 4, 2016

University Police: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday 11:15 a.m., Chico State bookstore 400 W. First St. A man in his mid-20s attempted to sell back books which were stolen from the bookstore. Call Type: Drunk in Public Sunday 1:05 a.m., Whitney Hall A female subject found vomiti...

Butte county implements text-to-911

Text-to-911 test conversation. Photo credit: Lucas Moran

Lucas Moran

August 29, 2016

Every American knows who to call when an emergency strikes. Dispatchers are prepared to assist with every 911 crisis call. From a hit-and-runs to a mass shooting in progress. Of the over 6,000 dispatch centers in the U.S. fewer than 15 percent are currently equipped to receive text messages as well...

Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Graphic by Miles Huffman

Bridget Comito

May 8, 2016

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.Grandmother believes daughter locked herself in her apartment and is under the influence of Meth. Call Type: Forgery, Monday, 6:12 a.m.Man tries writing a check with female's check book. Female was not in area. Call Type: Temporar...

Subject threatens to kill everyone in mobile home park

Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

May 2, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Threats, Saturday, 11:11 a.m., Lassen Gardens Reporting person has temporary guardianship of 1-year-old child. Reporting person is receiving threats from biological father saying, “I told you I would take your kids so you know how it feels to lose something. Remember ...

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